Category: Travels

Italian adventures: Portovenere, Lerici, Vernazza, San Bernardino

• April 16, 2007 • Comments (0)
Italian adventures: Portovenere, Lerici, Vernazza, San Bernardino

The third day in Italy started by us missing the train, which turned out to be a good move. We had somehow mixed up the platforms and were waiting at the wrong one. So instead of going to Vernazza we headed once more to Riomaggiore, where we caught a boat for Portovenere. Portovenere is a […]

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Italian adventures: Riomaggiore and Manarola

• April 12, 2007 • Comments (0)
Italian adventures: Riomaggiore and Manarola

Day 2 in Cinque Terre was spent exploring the two southmost villages, Riomaggiore and Manarola. It was a much grayer day than the day before, and as we reached Riomaggiore it started to rain. Not much, but enough to bother us just a bit. We went through the tunnel into the village and walked up […]

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Italian adventures: Stockholm -> Milan -> Corniglia

• April 10, 2007 • Comments (0)
Italian adventures: Stockholm -> Milan -> Corniglia

Here’s a first post on my Italy trip. Day 1 was a day of travel. I headed out from Arlanda in the morning after having had a pretty good breakfast at the airport café – they’ve improved immensely. At Linate, I was lucky to find the bus to Stazione Centrale just as it was about […]

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The Good Tea House

• November 3, 2006 • Comments (0)
The Good Tea House

yogi tea with “slight euphoric effects” crystalized ginger in a small cup milk and honey on the side to warm my frozen limbs after walking with angels in the snow up streets, down streets on my own to think and absorb I wear my emotions close to the surface sometimes they spill over in my […]

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At a cafe in Český Krumlov

• November 3, 2006 • Comments (0)

I trace the ceramic leaves with my fingers hang on to the edge of the table sway with the Christmas tune playing in harmony with the snow outside though not with the month piano keys hit lightly like feet dancing on a stone floor accompanied by dishes being put away terracotta notes in a room […]

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"It's snowing!"

• November 3, 2006 • Comments (0)
"It's snowing!"

the first flakes of snow this year came in a country far south late night moletin smiles “it’s snowing!” then more snow and wind no view in the morning just white

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Tour of Krumlov

• November 2, 2006 • Comments (0)
Tour of Krumlov

Waking up to a storm of hail where used to be green meadows and off on a safari bus bump bump bump aahs and oohs in Krumlov world heritage all around angels on poles and at the square a plague pole I like the green houses interspersed between all the duller coloured ones cast iron, […]

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Picking walnuts

• November 1, 2006 • Comments (0)
Picking walnuts

Picking walnuts is tricky. You scan the ground but the nuts’ covers are the same color as the leaves turning brown. Some of them have escaped their cover though, and lay exposed, nougatty brown. To go to Krumlov to write a book might not be a bad idea. Food is cheap, the hostels are cheap, […]

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Prague ramblings

• October 29, 2006 • Comments (0)
Prague ramblings

red absinth crazy hot awake in a late evening Prague with CNN and shopping bags feet aching from these cobbled streets and bridges taking us every way but straight to our destinations they turn and turn until you see your own back and the dark silhouette gargoyles on the roofs just watch you and laugh […]

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Brussels with a sneeze

• October 26, 2006 • Comments (0)
Brussels with a sneeze

Brussels wasn’t like I had expected it to be. Most of what I knew about it, which admittently wasn’t much, was from the tv news from the European Parliament. So I had pictured the Belgian capital to be very modern, with high-rise buildings, hurried people in suits and posh shopping malls. True, there were some […]

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Konferens på härliga Gotland

• September 5, 2006 • Comments (0)
Konferens på härliga Gotland

Hela Nya Medier var på konferens i förra veckan, och för en gångs skull höll vi inte till på en kall plats i snöstorm. : ) I stället bar det av till Gotland, vilket var extra kul eftersom jag inte varit där tidigare. Konferensen blev riktigt riktigt lyckad. På torsdagen konfererade vi i Visby på […]

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São Miguel in seven days

• July 24, 2006 • Comments (1)
São Miguel in seven days

While sitting at the airport in Ponta Delgada sipping galão (coffee with lots of hot milk), it’s time to sum up our trip to the Azores. We’ve had a great week, done plenty and still have had time to relax. Renting a car for the whole week was a good idea. Despite some quite horrific […]

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